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Valentine card: P.14343-R-L2

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A postcard found loose on the front fly leaf of album P.14343-R inside a blue envelope printed with the name and address of the department store, J.E. Beale of Bournemouth. On the recto is a stencilled silhouette in black ink of a female figure dancing whilst holding a rose in her left hand. The skirt, bodice and sleeves of the figure's dress are cut out and backed with purple silk. On the verso is a hand-written inscription in black ink: "Feb. 14. 1923." Another valentine postcard, P.14343-R-L1 was found inside the same envelope. Glaisher often visited seaside towns like Bournemouth for his pottery-hunting trips. His great friends, the Dickson's also lived here. Glaisher first met Colonel and Frances Louisa Dickson around 1913 and stayed in their home at Southill, Deanpark, Bournemouth in 1915. Frances Louisa Dickson was executrix of Glaisher's will.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


20th century
Production date: AD 1923

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Stencil printing

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14343-R-L2
Primary reference Number: 214217
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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